Do Not Forsake

Do not forsake

E. Kristin Anderson

Do Not Forsake shape poem


(This is an erasure poem. Source material: “My Dos & Don’ts: by Kate McKinnon Glamour, September 2014, page 116.)
E. Kristin Anderson’s first two chapbooks came out recently: A Guide for the Practical Abductee (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and A Jab of Deep Urgency (Finishing Line Press, 2014) and two more are forthcoming: Pray, Pray, Pray: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (Porkbelly Press, 2015) and Acoustic Battery Life (ELJ Publications, 2016). Her nonfiction anthology, Dear Teen Me (Zest Books, distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 2012), is based on the popular website of the same name. She has worked at The New Yorker magazine, has a B.A. in Classics from Connecticut College and is currently an online editor for the YA & Children’s section of Hunger Mountain and a contributing editor at Found Poetry Review. She has published poetry in many magazines worldwide, including Contemporary Verse 2, Hotel Amerika, [PANK], Asimov’s Science Fiction, and Cicada. Her work is also forthcoming in Room and Juked. She blogs at

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